does not see how this cannot work?
There are several molds that produce Ergot alkaloids. SWIM thinks all of SWIU should do much more research on this topic because SWIM believes it could be very useful if fully researched, tried, and tested, and if it fully works in the end. SWIM is going to go ahead and give this a go, only up to the point of blacklight testing. SWIM is not even going to drink the water mix to try. And plus its not like SWIM is eating the moldy bread... yuck... so please do not bring that up.
And SWIM is only doing this for research purposes, and to have fun. Damn SWIM has nothing better to do so he might as well have dreams like this to keep him from being bored.
How could this possibly not work? The ethanol
will extract most of the good ergot alkaloids, and none of the poisonous ones. Ever heard of kykeon? Procedures probably called for the correct ergot fungi. Yet they used a similar method. Water soaks and most of the polar alkaloids dissolve in the water, or extract. The nonpolar stays in the ergot.
Edit- Please, SWIM is trying to have a peace of mind and keep this civil but please do not add tags like "bad ideas" to this. SWIM is trying just as much to contribute to this forum along with others. So what the hell if this doesnt work? At least SWIM gets to try something new out, and if it does prove all naysayers wrong. If it doesnt then damn SWIM is going to be in alot of pain.